Rodents are among the most common pests in every household or commercial building. As long as there are resources to help sustain them, rodents will create nests and continue to reproduce in them. Many believe using market-grade rodent control is enough, but in reality, sometimes they cause more problems than the solve. Not only is it not foolproof, but no property owner can also completely determine and exterminate the population of pests crawling around without professional advice. Leave it to the experts at Picton Pest Control to step in, assess the situation and determine a long-term solution.
Often mistaken as rats, mice differ from rats when it comes to physical and habitual traits. Mice like building their nests in burrows under the ground. They’re characterised by having large ears, long tails covered in hair, lighter coloured bellies, and bodies covered with short hairs. They also produce more offspring per year, unlike rats. Your pest inspectors will first inspect mice activity by checking the obvious places where their food resources can normally be found. These places include the pantry, your kitchen cabinets, and all the areas where food is usually eaten or cooked. Once these areas have been determined, the pest exterminators will then set up baits and traps to further identify the local runways and proper placements of these devices. During the process, the inspectors will also recommend tight-fitting containers for your food as well as to clean any surfaces where food particles may be found.
Similar to mice, rats are omnivorous creatures that are usually classified as black or brown. These rats like to build their nests high and can give birth 3-6 times a year. Unlike mice, rats have small ears, large feet, and thick, hairless tails. Similar to determining the types of mice in your area, the activity of rats should be inspected as well. Rats are quite cunning especially since they are suspicious about changes in food and environment. Because of this, pest exterminators will have to wait a day or two before carrying out traps and bait stations. As for the use of rodenticides, exterminators are very careful of their placement so as to help avoid interactions with pets and children. However, some exterminators would recommend baiting as their last option as trapping eliminates the need to take out deceased rodents in inaccessible areas.
Whether they’re mice or rats, rodents can become a huge health hazard to human and pets in every property. These mammals can spread disease by contaminating food and damage electrical wirings that can cause fires and other electricity-related accidents. Don’t wait for the danger to come and ask for the help of the rodent control specialists from Picton Pest Control today!